It’s had quite the run, but after 15 seasons, American Idol will finally be closing its curtain for good.
After beginning in 2002, the show is currently closing out its 14th season, and will have its last in the Spring of 2016.
At its peak, AI was averaging 30 million viewers a season, and is responsible for launching the careers of Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino and Taylor Hicks.
It also made household names out of Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell, and gave an extra boost to other various judges over the years including Paula Abdul, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and more.
It will surely be missed!